John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) {1987, Reissue}

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John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) {1987, Reissue}

John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) {1987, Reissue}
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 404 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | Atlantic #1311-2 / 781 337-2 | US

History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience. Although this was John Coltrane's debut for Atlantic, he was concurrently performing and recording with Miles Davis. Within the space of less than three weeks, Coltrane would complete his work with Davis and company on another genre-defining disc, Kind of Blue, before commencing his efforts on this one. Coltrane (tenor sax) is flanked by essentially two different trios. Recording commenced in early May of 1959 with a pair of sessions that featured Tommy Flanagan (piano) and Art Taylor (drums), as well as Paul Chambers – who was the only bandmember other than Coltrane to have performed on every date.

Bad Company - Holy Water (1990) {2010, Reissue}

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Bad Company - Holy Water (1990) {2010, Reissue}

Bad Company - Holy Water (1990) {2010, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 372 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Covers Included | 00:53:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Arena Rock | Wounded Bird Records #WOU 1371

Bad Company's last platinum album, Holy Water is a formulaic yet reasonably engaging collection of AOR hard rock. Although the only original members on Holy Water are guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke, the band does a fair job of approximating the sound of classic Bad Company while adding enough elements of '80s pop-metal to make the record appealing to teenagers who grew up on power ballads. And the band does turn in a first-rate power ballad with "If You Needed Somebody," which rose all the way to number 16 on the singles chart. Surprisingly, that was one of three hits from the album – "Holy Water" and "Walk Through Fire" also received a fair amount of airplay.

Gary Moore & Colosseum II - Streets And Walkways: The Best Of Gary Moore & Colosseum II (1996)

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Gary Moore & Colosseum II - Streets And Walkways: The Best Of Gary Moore & Colosseum II (1996)

Gary Moore & Colosseum II - Streets And Walkways: The Best Of Gary Moore & Colosseum II (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 552 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | 01:16:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Blues Rock, Guitar Virtuoso | Music Club #MCCD 272

This 1996 Streets And Walkways: The Best Of Gary Moore & Colosseum II provides a good overview of Colosseum II 's Electric Savage and War Dance while it also adds some songs from 1978's Back on the Streets by Gary Moore. Gary Moore has earned the status of guitar legend. This disc shows that he was as adept at playing in a jazz-fusion style as he was as a high octane rocker. This is an excellent introduction, for those who have only heard his more famous stuff, to a different side of Gary's playing.

Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {2012, Expanded Edition, Remastered}

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Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {2012, Expanded Edition, Remastered}

Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {2012, Expanded Edition, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 784 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 263 Mb
Full Scans ~ 31 Mb | 01:07:11 + 00:41:55 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock | Esoteric Recordings #ECLEC22315

Several years after the original art rock supergroup Colosseum disbanded, drummer Jon Hiseman formed Colosseum II, a more jazz fusion-oriented outfit featuring guitarist Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and keyboardist Don Airey. Their eclectic debut, Strange New Flesh, shows some impressive chops from all involved, with an emphasis on Moore's soulful guitar leads. Vocalist Mike Starr, while not an immensely engaging singer, does a nice job keeping up with Hiseman and bass player Neil Murray. Highlights include the technically showy but blissfully irreverent ode to Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moog," a nice version of Joni Mitchell's "Down to You," and the funky "Gemini and Leo."

George "Wild Child" Butler - These Mean Old Blues (1992)

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George "Wild Child" Butler - These Mean Old Blues (1992)

George Wild Child Butler - These Mean Old Blues (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 259 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans ~ 34 Mb | 00:44:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Bullseye Blues #CD BB 9518

Considering his nickname and near-anonymity at the time, it is surprising to realize that Wild Child Butler was already 55 when he made this CD. Although he had recorded very few released sessions before this album, Butler had been active most of the time since settling in Ontario, Canada. A talented harmonica player, he also possesses a deep and very expressive voice. With a first-rate combo that features the intense guitar of Pete Boss, Butler performs most of his best material for his Bullseye Blues debut. Among the highpoints are the title cut, the topical "Crack House Woman," an unaccompanied "Walkin' The Little Girl Home" and the minor-toned "It's A Pity." Recommended.

Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns - Back To The Shack (2016)

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Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns - Back To The Shack (2016)

Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns - Back To The Shack (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 304 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans ~ 71 Mb | 00:41:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Soul-Blues, Electric Blues | SSR FreeRoll #691054977655

The band is thrilled to say they are releasing a new album in October 2016, entitled, “Back To The Shack.” This record combines their strong American Soul roots with the classic sound and traditions of the Blues. The players include Jack Mack’s World Class horn section, “The Heart Attack Horns” plus one of New Orleans’ favorite sons, Mark Campbell, on lead vocals. Additionally, the band members have performed, recorded or written for: Rod Stewart, Greg Allman, No Doubt, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Elvis Costello, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Natalie Cole, Bobby Womak, Glenn Frey, James Brown and hundreds more.

Cesaria Evora - Live A L'Olympia (1996)

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Cesaria Evora - Live A L'Olympia (1996)

Cesaria Evora - Live A L'Olympia (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 525 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans ~ 170 Mb | 01:12:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, World, Afro-Cuban, Morna, Fado, Coladeira | Melodie #79591-2

The former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde lies 600 kilometers off the Senegalese coast. Among the many local musical styles that can be heard on the island is the morna. The principle practitioner of this purportedly Portuguese-, Angolan-, and Brazilian-influenced musical form is Cesaria Evora. This CD documents two concerts morna master Evora gave in June of 1993 at the Olympia in Paris. With incredible ease and visceral strength, Evora sings song after song about love, loss, longing, and longevity. Minor-key and blues-sounding accompaniment is provided by a sextet on piano, harmonica, violin, guitar, clarinet, and cavaquinho (a four-string lute). A must-have for any morna fan, Cesaria Evora's A Live a L'Olympia highlights the good-natured "barefoot diva" at her best and in front of her devoted fans.

Burton • Corea • Metheny • Haynes • Holland - Like Minds (1998)

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Burton • Corea • Metheny • Haynes • Holland - Like Minds (1998)

Burton • Corea • Metheny • Haynes • Holland - Like Minds (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 410 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Full Scans ~ 120 Mb | 01:08:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz | Concord Records / Concord Jazz #CCD-4803-2

Talk about all-star groups – this quintet date matches together vibraphonist Gary Burton with pianist Chick Corea, guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Roy Haynes. Burton and Corea have recorded frequently through the years, while Metheny gained some early fame working with Burton; Holland was with Corea in Miles Davis' late-'60s group, and Haynes was formerly with both Burton and Corea. However, not all of these musicians had played together before – Corea had never worked with Metheny previously, nor Burton with Holland. No matter, the masterful players fit together quite well.

Willie May - Maiuke (2016)

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Willie May - Maiuke (2016)

Willie May - Maiuke (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 294 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 135 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Roots, Folk | Booman Music #BMCD 4026

Legendary Western New York blues man gives another stellar roots/blues release. Willie May appears to have a deep well of inspiration as he remains one of the more prolific, productive song writers on the independent recording artist scene. Maiuke offers a dozen songs featuring the Ukulele as the primary instrument. May is known for his versatile approach, this will only further that narrative. Willie May has performed in basements, barns, garages, street corners, speak-easies, house trailers, preschool, high school, colleges, radio, television, bars, county fairs, carnivals, grocery stores, a pigeon coop, concert halls, outdoor festival arenas, and inside Attica prison.

Alice Cooper - From The Inside (1978) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

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Alice Cooper - From The Inside (1978) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

Alice Cooper - From The Inside (1978) {1990, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 255 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Covers Included | 00:39:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Warner Bros. Records / Warner-Pioneer Corp. #WPCP-3496

From the Inside was hardly Alice Cooper's best-selling or most accessible album. An intensely personal account of his recovery from substance abuse, it tends to be one of his most abstract efforts and lacks the immediacy of Billion Dollar Babies, Welcome to My Nightmare, or Alice Cooper Goes to Hell. There are no rock anthems here à la "School's Out" or "18" and no celebrations of shock value like "I Love the Dead" or "The Black Widow." Instead, the singer honestly documents the way he confronted his demons and emerged victorious. Sometimes, this introspective effort is too self-indulgent and intellectual for its own good, but at its best as on "How You Gonna See Me Now", From the Inside is as riveting as it in inspiring.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Winterland (1968) {1987, Germany 1st Press}

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Winterland (1968) {1987, Germany 1st Press}

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Winterland (1968) {1987, Germany 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 404 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Full Scans ~ 44 Mb | 01:11:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Polydor #833 004-2

Jimi Hendrix's sonic assaults and attacks hypnotized, frightened, and amazed audiences in the late '60s. His studio recordings helped him attain his reputation, but his live works validated it. That's the case on the 13 songs from a 1968 Winterland concert that made their way onto CD in 1987. Whether he was doing short, biting songs like "Fire" or stretching out for sprawling blues statements like "Red House" and "Killing Floor," Jimi Hendrix turned the guitar into a battering ram, forcing everyone to notice and making every solo and note a memorable one.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - A Talking Picture / Night Out: Two Original Classics (2015) {Remastered}

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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - A Talking Picture / Night Out: Two Original Classics (2015) {Remastered}

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - A Talking Picture / Night Out: Two Original Classics (2015) {Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 442 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Full Scans ~ 77 Mb | 00:36:53 + 00:35:55 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Pop, Big Band, Swing, Easy Listening | Herzog Records #901049 HER

Two original albums by the Pasadena Roof Orchestra on one set, 'A Talking Picture' and 'Night Out', both of which were already recognised as inspirational works when they appeared in the late 1970s. Originating from the vinyl era, neither album has been issued on CD until now. Founded in 1969, the The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has remained a permanent fixture on the music scene since then. They perform their own music - the kind of music America was dancing to from the 1920s to the 1940s, the original 'popular music'. The old standards are still popular to this day and the timeless quality of swing is something that has not eluded superstars like Robbie Williams or Michael Bublé.

Gary Glitter - Remember Me This Way (1974) {2008, Japanese Reissue}

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Gary Glitter - Remember Me This Way (1974) {2008, Japanese Reissue}

Gary Glitter - Remember Me This Way (1974) {2008, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 286 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Covers Included | 00:41:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Air Mail Archive #AIRAC-1494

Remember Me This Way is a 1974 album by Rock singer Gary Glitter. It features live concert performances from Glitter's 1973 Christmas show at The Rainbow in London and was released in conjunction with the movie/documentary of the same name that showed Glitter preparing for the tour. The album ends with a one-minute and 39-seconds edit of the studio recording of the title song, which follows on at the end of the live recording. It was Glitter's third top ten album, reaching a peak of #5 in his native UK. The album was reissued in 2009 under Airmail Records in conjunction with the reissues of Glitter, Touch Me & G.G.

VA - Cabaret: Original Sound Track Recording (1972) {1996, Remastered}

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VA - Cabaret: Original Sound Track Recording (1972) {1996, Remastered}

VA - Cabaret: Original Sound Track Recording (1972) {1996, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 237 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 92 Mb
Full Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:38:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soundtrack, Musical | Hip-O Records #HIPD-40027

Even though he came from the theater himself, Bob Fosse, when he came to make a film of Harold Prince's musical Cabaret, did what most movie directors do, taking the 15-song score and cutting two-thirds of it to leave five songs – "Wilkommen," "Two Ladies," "Tomorrow Belongs to Me," "If You Could See Her," and "Cabaret." (In addition, "Sitting Pretty" was performed instrumentally and "Married" in German.) He then allowed the show's songwriters, John Kander and Fred Ebb, to add material to emphasize the film's two musical stars, "Mein Herr" and "Maybe This Time" for Liza Minnelli and "Money, Money" for Minnelli and Joel Grey.

VA - Made In Cuba (2000) {Reissue}

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VA - Made In Cuba (2000) {Reissue}

VA - Made In Cuba (2000) {Reissue}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 801 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 299 Mb
Full Scans ~ 94 Mb | 01:07:26 + 00:56:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Latin, Salsa, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Virgin Records #VIR 8499232

Hand-made songs, delightfully crooked, like cigars. Songs for exquisite eardrums. Select quality for music- lovers and demanding collectors Cuban music for fun and pleasure. A luxury for a global minority. In MADE IN CUBA you will find a natural gathering of genres, periods, and the great figures and values of Cuban music. Songs that have walked through the doors of our lives and have comfortably installed themselves in the urban legens at the end of the millennium, driven by the warmth of a new way of thinking, apparently crossbred and global. Songs that bring a new understanding of both traditional and modern values. Made in Cuba is a duble album, the cream, the most expensive cohibas of Cuban music: Eliades Ochoa, Compay Segundo, Los Van Van, Benny More, Bola de Nieve, firahilfi'fierrer, el Trlo Matamoros, Pepesito Reyes, Celia Cruz, Cachao, La Lupe and El Guayabero amongst others…